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Volume / Number: 4 / 498

CLA 498
  • Verona Italy Biblioteca Capitolare XL (38) (foll. 205–6, 211–16, 219–24, 227–31, 234–41, 243–66) [palimpsest]
Script Rustic Capital
Date V (401 - 500)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain, probably a centre in Gaul. Used for rewriting, probably at Luxeuil or region, in the beginning of the eighth century. It was at Verona by the ninth century, to judge by entries in the upper text.

CLA Vol. 4
TM Number TM 65876
Support Parchment
Contents Vergilius, Bucolica (3, 5–8) cum scholiis, Georgica (2–4) cum scholiis, Aeneis (1–12) cum scholiis.
Script Commentary

Script is a bold, well-formed Rustic capital of an old type: H resembles IC with a thin bar through the C; the two uprights of M are oblique; G and V approach the uncial form. Voluminous fifth-century scholia by two hands using mixed uncial and early half-uncial: b, d, m are uniformly half-uncial; g, r, s have both forms; i-longa used initially, also medially when semi-vocal and after g, r, and t. The scholiast employs curious and ingenious signes de renvoi, and for punctuation a series of points or ivy-leaves mounting obliquely; apparently the only abbreviations are , and omitted m marked by a simple line.


☛C. Baschera, Gli scolii Veronesi a Virgilio (Verona, 1999)

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